Bio


I recently graduated from Caltech and my thesis is on "dynamic rupture simulations integrated earthquake observations". In particular, I studied earthquakes in damaged fault zones and Tohoku-Oki earthquake to understand high-frequency source components and mechanisms of megathrust earthquakes. I'm now working on observations of induced earthquakes as a postdoc in Stanford.

Honors & Awards


  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America (2013)
  • BaCaTec Grant "Computational Earthquake Dynamics Incorporating the Fault Zone Dimension", Bavaria California Technology Center (2012)
  • Distinguished Master's Thesis Award, Tianjin University (2009)
  • First-year Graduate Fellowship, Caltech (2009)
  • Honeywell Innovators Scholarship, Honeywell (2008)
  • Baogang Excellent Student Scholarship, Baogang Group (2006)
  • The Third Prize in the National Mechanics Competition for College Students, Ministry of Education of China (2005)
  • Yuandong & Chunguang Scholarship, Ji & Li Family Foundation (2005)

Professional Education


  • Master of Engineering, Tianjin University (2009)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology (2014)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Earthquake ruptures modulated by waves in damaged fault zones JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Huang, Y., Ampuero, J., Helmberger, D. V. 2014; 119 (4): 3133-3154
  • Pulse-like ruptures induced by three-dimensional fault zone flower structures Pure and Applied Geophysics Pelties, C., Huang, Y., Ampuero, J. 2014
  • Slip-weakening models of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and constraints on stress drop and fracture energy Pure and Applied Geophysics Huang, Y., Ampuero, J., Kanamori, H. 2013
  • A dynamic model of the frequency-dependent rupture process of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake EARTH PLANETS AND SPACE Huang, Y., Meng, L., Ampuero, J. 2012; 64 (12): 1061-1066
  • Pulse-like ruptures induced by low-velocity fault zones JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Huang, Y., Ampuero, J. 2011; 116